Gumbo Z’ Herbs or Green Gumbo

  Southerners love their greens. A time honored tradition, greens have held an important role for well over a century and there is no other vegetable that is so unique to the region. Greens do not form a compact head, and therefore I am referring to mostly kale, collards, turnips, spinach or mustard. I was…

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Orca Bean Stew

It has been a beautiful fall on the Gulf Coast with temps in the 60-70’s during the day. Yesterday we had a cold snap with wind, rain and 40 degree temps. My sister in Colorado would call this a cake walk. When cooler weather does arrive, I enjoy making chili, gumbo, soups and stews, so…

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Chunky Chicken Soup #SundaySupper

Butternut squash is the most popular among winter squash varieties and can be recognized as a large pear shaped golden-yellow pumpkin fruit. Butternuts have high levels of vitamin-A, providing about 354% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by body for maintaining the integrity of skin. It is also an essential…

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Spinach Soup with Tofu Saute’, Ginger, and Pea Shoot Garnish

Today I was taking a que from Sally Schneider, ICAP Cookbook Award Winner, and author of The Improvisational Cook. Oprah calls her book “Innovative…A delicious revelation.” After being in Pensacola on assignment this week and eating some fine food at Jackson’s, I decided to get back on track by visiting For The Health Of It…

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Comforting Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken potpie is an example of the best of American home cooking. A kind of culinary miracle worker, with a creamy sauce and a flaky pastry top that is guaranteed to calm even the most stressed nerves, Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Both the pastry and the filling can be made ahead…

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Elkmont-Alabama Belle Chevre Tomato Soup, Croque Monsieur

I have always loved cheese. Most people that know me personally know that fact. When I began my twitter feed, I was not yet 30A EATS, and I called myself @fromagechick, as I was looking for a specific hard-to-find cheese, and was connecting with all of the creameries that I could via social media. Please not,…

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Chicken & Buffalo Andouille Gumbo

February was filled with gumbo goodness as I judged the Destin History Museum Gumbo Cook off and attended the Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival with partner SoWal.com. My Virtual Potluck blogging crew was also approached by a company called The Buffalo Guys to try some of their products, one of which was their buffalo andouille. Though I had…

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Grillades & Grits

Remember a few days ago, when I was having that reflective moment on the beach, writing about Cajun Shrimp Stew, and thinking about the fall? Well, ditch that, because the temps are back in the 90’s, the sun is out, and the Gulf of Mexico is shimmering! I am still trying to keep my fall…

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One-Pot Wonders: Rich Shrimp Stock

We are coming into the home stretch in Emeril’s One-Pot Blogging Party, and I have had a ball! It has been quite a bit of fun meeting my new blogging buddies from all across the country. We use Facebook and Twitter to keep up with what each is cooking from the book, and boy are…

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